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Hiper Alloy Keyboards

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spenc259 14th December 2008, 02:42 Quote
hey i have a hiper keyboard that i got a couple of years back...it looks just like the ones in the pics. the one that i have is very good...
ParaHelix.org 14th December 2008, 03:23 Quote
The second image:
http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2008/12/hiper-alloy-keyboards-review/5s.jpg
Does not work, just letting you know :)
ParaHelix.org 14th December 2008, 03:24 Quote
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Ignore the above, it's back up ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Sim0n 14th December 2008, 04:28 Quote
Making the 2nd image large, with a click, leads to another error, the link shows "2jpg" and not "2.jpg", someones stolen the fullstop :P
The boy 4rm oz 14th December 2008, 04:43 Quote
Not a bad looking keyboard. However when my Gen1 G15 dies I will be getting a Logitech Illuminated Keyboard.
Linky:
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard/devices/4740&cl=au,en
And no it doesn't cost as much as they list on the site. I can get it for around $100AUD which is around about what I got my G15 for4
The_Beast 14th December 2008, 04:47 Quote
Looks pretty good ;)
dylAndroid 14th December 2008, 09:14 Quote
The bending is a dealbreaker for me. It otherwise looks really good, and the thinness would be useful for my next build.

The double height Enter is particularly useful if you've got a mutant growth on your right pinky.
jezmck 14th December 2008, 09:19 Quote
The non-standard layout is a deal breaker for me, only exception is for a HTPC wireless keyboard.
makkone- 14th December 2008, 09:58 Quote
I bought Apple alu-keyboard at spring, and i think its the best keyboard i've ever had. It's a tad expensive (atleast in here Finland), but it is definately worth the price.
Smilodon 14th December 2008, 11:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by The boy 4rm oz
Not a bad looking keyboard. However when my Gen1 G15 dies I will be getting a Logitech Illuminated Keyboard.
Linky:
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard/devices/4740&cl=au,en
And no it doesn't cost as much as they list on the site. I can get it for around $100AUD which is around about what I got my G15 for4

I have the Logitech Illuminated. It also have the problem of bending in the middle.

It's not something you'll ever notice while typing, though.

It looks damn good to make up for it. :)


Only drawback is that they have combined the F-buttons and the media keys. (They have an "fn-key" to switch between the two.) Not that I use the f-keys that much, but it would be nice to have both anyway. The media keys doesn't work 100% with Winamp either. That's a software bug, though.
koola 14th December 2008, 11:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by makkone-
I bought Apple alu-keyboard at spring, and i think its the best keyboard i've ever had.

Yeah, it's a top keyboard that's very well designed and compact. It's also the best I've ever had :D
steveo_mcg 14th December 2008, 12:00 Quote
The layout of the first one is virtually identical to my cheap Microsoft keyboard, except the space bar is enlarged on the ms one. For less than a tenner the ms is actually excellent.
Toka 14th December 2008, 12:05 Quote
I use an enermax aurora keyboard and love it to bits :)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=KB-000-EN&groupid=702&catid=23&subcat=2&name=Enermax%20Aurora%20Premium%20Brushed%20Aluminium%20Keyboard%20-%20Black

The keys have a very short stroke a la laptop keyboard and typing (I 'work' on HJT log forums, always lots of typing!) is much quicker on this keyboard then my last more traditional ones. Its nice and heavy, it has a shallow angle of slope from the desk that makes it easy for me to use. Its durable, the extra usb slots are handy, and its not cluttered up with 'uber gaming featurez' which is a personal preference but great for me :)
UncertainGod 14th December 2008, 12:08 Quote
A nice attempt and nice boards for the price but I think I'll stick with my Ikari SteelSeries G7.
Skill3d 14th December 2008, 12:26 Quote
I still prefer my logitech ultraX keyboard but I usually tend to try different keyboards in a store to check if there are some nicer ones...
Stickeh 14th December 2008, 12:37 Quote
I resent that the lcd features on my g15 'rarely' see use!
I use all of the extra functions daily, the lcd screen shows me whos in teamspeak, joins disconnects and who's talking, it shows me fps in graph form(not very exciting!), and processor heat which atm is a clincher as it seems to be overheating regularly.

The 'G' (macro) keys are bound to moving around teamspeak channels, changing volume in teamspeak and jumping to favourite channels.
Matticus 14th December 2008, 12:56 Quote
About this bend... Will I find myself bending the keyboard every time I type a sentence?

Is it the sort of bend that once you realise it is there you keep pressing the "G" key (its pretty central) to make the keyboard bend, kind of like when you realise there is a bit of thread hanging off a piece of clothing and you don't stop tugging at it until you have unravelled the whole thing...?
talladega 14th December 2008, 15:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by makkone-
I bought Apple alu-keyboard at spring, and i think its the best keyboard i've ever had. It's a tad expensive (atleast in here Finland), but it is definately worth the price.
is it backlit? I'd like a nice thin simple keyboard that is backlit, but they seem to be hard to find.
Fod 14th December 2008, 18:03 Quote
the best alloy keybaord was the coolermaster Q alloy keyboard. it was waaay ahead of its time. nice aluminium finish, full sized layout with laptop keys, and nice bloo leds (which i replaced with white ones)

shame they've stopped making them though; they were great,
zelachang 14th December 2008, 21:41 Quote
I'm on my second Saitek Eclipse in about 4 years, and I have another in my closet for when this when inevitably dies. Given the abuse that my keyboards receive (chocolate syrup and other sticky liquids), thats a pretty good track record. Pretty simple layout with backlit keys and a reasonably price is all I ask for.
E.E.L. Ambiense 15th December 2008, 02:45 Quote
Oh yeah, these are nice aluminum-topped keyboards. I don't care for laptop-style keys myself, but I just modded one of the standard Claviars with a raspberry purple-sparkle top for a commissioned build over at Mod Bros. I was impressed with the quality of the board!
crazybob 15th December 2008, 04:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by talladega
is it backlit? I'd like a nice thin simple keyboard that is backlit, but they seem to be hard to find.
If you need a backlit keyboard, your room lighting is too dim and giving you eyestrain. You should seriously consider getting a desk lamp instead of a keyboard.

If it's just aesthetic, of course, you can ignore me.

I applaud the huge variety available in keyboards, but they are all completely useless to me. Now, once people start doing interesting things with ergonomic boards, then I'll be interested. Right now there's Microsoft, Logitech, and really, really expensive stuff. Be nice to have some middle ground.
talladega 15th December 2008, 06:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by crazybob
If you need a backlit keyboard, your room lighting is too dim and giving you eyestrain. You should seriously consider getting a desk lamp instead of a keyboard.

If it's just aesthetic, of course, you can ignore me.

I applaud the huge variety available in keyboards, but they are all completely useless to me. Now, once people start doing interesting things with ergonomic boards, then I'll be interested. Right now there's Microsoft, Logitech, and really, really expensive stuff. Be nice to have some middle ground.
lights are off. I dont like lights on. better picture quality with them off.

But I guess having a lamp behind my monitor wouldnt be a bad idea heh?



EDIT: this isnt too shabby. i had a lamp in my room actually but never used it. I put it behind my monitor now and its good. Dont need backlighting on my keyboard now. :) Only problem is the heat it gives off. :( After 3minutes its hot to touch already.
Journeyer 15th December 2008, 09:27 Quote
They do look nice, but it's a shame the keys themselves are still plastic, and it's a shame there's no backlights. Apart from that though; quite sexy.
RostokMcSpoons 15th December 2008, 16:53 Quote
I've got a G15 and really the only problem with it is the huge size... As a gamer I want my hands to fall naturally shoulder-width apart when in "WASD + mouse in middle of big mousemat" position. Which I can't really do with the G15. I'd like a 'G14' instead..keep the LCD (brilliant with SirReal's utility) lose the macro keys (or just have 5 of 'em, next to the LCD), lose the keypad (or make it so it can be detached), and make the whole thing have the style of one of these Hiper keyboards.

Bingo! ... my perfect keyboard
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